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FUZZ EVIL & CHIEFS: The Obelisk Streaming Split 7-Inch Out Today On Battleground Records

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The split 7” EP from Sierra Vista, Arizona-based FUZZ EVIL and Southern California’s CHIEFS is out today via Battleground Records, and in turn, trusted underground rock go-to joint, The Obelisk, is streaming the entire short but intoxicating platter right now.

Comprised of Wayne and Joey Rudell of Powered Wig Machine on vocals/guitar and vocals/bass, respectively, and drummer Marlin Tuttle, the A-Side’s FUZZ EVIL delivers a nearly five-and-a-half minute, solid, groove-laden, heavy psych rock track, “Glitterbones,” The Obelisk partially offering that the track delivers, “a swagger and hook reminiscent of early Queens of the Stone Age, played up with some falsetto vocals, and true to their name, some vicious fuzz.” On the B-Side, the five-and-a-half minute jam of CHIEFS’ fiery “Stone Bull” lets loose. With this recording created by Paul Valle on vocals/guitar and Stephen Varns on drums, the band delivers prime, hard-hitting desert rock, The Obelisk Taskmaster noting that the band begins the track, “with slower riffery but open up to a chugging verse and well-placed clean vocals buried Goatsnake-style under the mountainous tone…”

Jack-in and blaze a few minutes of prime riffology with the FUZZ EVIL / CHIEFS 7” RIGHT HERE.

Limited to three hundred copies, the heavy, white-splattered grey vinyl is cut at 45 RPM for devastating delivery, with the FUZZ EVIL side featuring artwork by the band’s Joey Rudell, and the art for CHIEFS handled by David Paul Seymour. Place orders HERE.

FUZZ EVIL has already confirmed several new Fall gigs including release shows for the 7” in both their hometown of Sierra Vista as well as Tucson, the former taking place tonight, October 21st.

FUZZ EVIL shows:
10/21/2014 JR’s – Sierra Vista, AZ – 7″ release show
11/07/2014 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ – 7″ release show
11/08/2014 Superbrawler – Benson, AZ

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CDC European Autumn Tour Continues; Stateside December Shows With Society Sucker Confirmed

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Pennsylvania hardcore quartet, CDC, is currently embarked on latest load of international live excursions, touring Europe in advance of their next release, End. Having already pummeled Iceland, Germany, Poland and Latvia this week, CDC lights up the stage in Tallinn, Estonia this evening, with shows in Poland, Germany, Holland, the UK, France, Luxembourg and Belgium lined up between now and November 2nd.

In addition, a month after returning to US soil, CDC will blaze through Virginia, Florida and Tennessee on a four-show December run with labelmates Society Sucker. At about the same time, the band will be preparing for the release of their latest recordings, End, which will see the light of day in early 2015 as a co-released title with European label Beatdown Hardwear and Get This Right Records, which is partially owned and operated by members of CDC.

CDC Tour Dates:
10/21/2014 Snakehouse – Tallinn, Estonia
10/22/2014 TBA
10/23/2014 Inwersja - Katowice, Poland
10/24/2014 Jugendzentrum – Niesky, Germany
10/25/2014 Extase – Tilburg, Netherlands
10/26/2014 The Underworld – London, England
10/28/2014 Fort De Tourneville – Rouen, France
10/29/2014 TBA
10/30/2014 Soul Kitchen – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
10/31/2014 Peniche Inside Out – Liège, Belgium
11/01/2014 Wiesenhaus Eisleben – Eisleben, Germany
11/02/2014 Juz – Illingen, Germany
12/05/2014 TBA – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Society Sucker
12/06/2014 Hoddies Saloon and Grill – Longwood, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/07/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/08/2014 TBA – Knoxville, TN w/ Society Sucker

Lansdale, Pennsylvania-based CDC is known for doing everything DIY to the core, having toured to almost every corner of the planet over the past decade — playing in the vicinity of forty countries to date, including Madagascar, South Africa, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Turkey, Southeast Asia and more — without a booking agent or manager. Their streetwise, outspoken style is forged on heavy grooves and a unique layering of vocal parts and tones, unifying hardened founders of the genre like Warzone, Merauder, Inside Out, 100 Demons and Bulldoze with the more modern persuasion of E.Town Concrete, Alpha & Omega and Incendiary. Initially formed as a studio project in 2003, with an instant local buzz surrounding them, CDC began playing shows all over the East Coast and released several smaller releases over the next five years. In 2009, the band took it to the next level, releasing their five-song Burn EP and touring extensively across the globe. Since 2010 the band has been mildly dormant, only surfacing every couple months to play a hand full of shows and a few scattered tours throughout the years. However, earlier this year CDC recorded five new tracks with Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios and had them mastered by Will Yip at Studio 4, now coming together for release in the form of the End, their first new release since 2009.

More info on End and additional CDC band and tour updates will be released shortly.

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PRIMORDIAL: Dublin Metal Troupe Unveils New Tune At Stereogum; Where Greater Men Have Fallen To See Release Next Month

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Today Stereogum hosts the official unveiling of “Come The Flood,” the new hymn from Dublin metal troupe, PRIMORDIAL. The stirring tune appears as the third track on the band’s long-anticipated Where Greater Men Have Fallen full-length, set for release via Metal Blade Records this November.

Praised by Pitchfork for their fastidiously composed “folk and black metal-inflected classic metal that spirals and extends and, somehow, keeps getting bigger,“ Where Greater Men Have Fallen serves as the follow-up to PRIMORDIAL’s globally adored, 2011-released Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand long player and their eighth studio offering overall. An eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, Where Greater Men Have Fallen was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band’s deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.

Gushes Stereogum of “Come The Flood,” “Frontman Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) is a firebrand, channeling a mythic vision of humanity’s pain through a personal lens of frustration, resulting in a swaggering, staggering bellow that would sound absurd out of context, but instead comes off absurdly powerful. It’s pure theater, but closer to Macbeth than anything else. ‘Come The Flood’ is the second single off Where Greater Men Have Fallen, following the crushing title track, which came out a couple weeks back. “Come The Flood” takes a different tack, lacing jangling minor-key guitars and spoken word throughout its 7-minute runtime before exploding in the second half, embodying the biblical fire and cathartic rain it describes with sonic force. Like the first single, the results are beyond what we’ve come to expect from … anything, really.”

Experience the near-eight-minute epic “Come The Flood” HERE.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released on November 25th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit http://www.metalblade.com/primordial where you’ll find a lyric video for the title track as well as a gaggle of preorder options. The record will come available on CD and on vinyl in various color variants.

Additionally, Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released in a limited European deluxe edition wood boxset which includes a CD+DVD digibook, an exclusive 7”, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity.

PRIMORDIAL Live:
11/28/2014 The Academy – Dublin, IE @ Redemption Festival w/ Necros Christos, Dead Congregation, Malthusian
12/12/2014 Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

“No band in metal sounds anywhere like PRIMORDIAL does…” – Pop Matters

“…the most vital heavy metal band on the planet…“ – Last Rites

“…brutally heavy, yet dramatic and sophisticated – the album of the year!” – Deaf Forever

“…an album hard to beat in authenticity, emotionality, in heaviness and atmosphere!” – Legacy


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LAE: American Aftermath Posts Single From Debut LP By Montreal-Based Post-Rock Outfit; CD Preorders Available

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

As Montreal-based post-rock quintet, LAE — featuring in its ranks Steve Austin of Today Is The Day — prepares to release its Break The Clasp debut this Autumn, the first single from the LP has been made available to the public through an exclusive premiere at American Aftermath.

The diverse track, “Sister,” shows both the beautiful, peaceful delivery and accessible elements this crew of fantastic songwriters display through the entire album. It also reveals the polar opposite second personality of LAE, as the clean guitars, organs and vocals give way to wounding, caustic vocals and massive-sounding electric guitar riffs thundering through the mix. “Sister” has been posted at American Aftermath, who extensively interrogates LAE’s founding songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Marc Lucas Ablasou, on the band’s storied history and why Break The Clasp was over two decades in the making, as well as quotes from Austin, who not only serves as the lead vocalist on the entire album, also fully recorded and produced Break The Clasp. The write-up issues of the track, “The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization.”

Take the ride and delve into the world of LAE with “Sister” and more RIGHT HERE.

A trailer for Break The Clasp with clips from several of the album’s thirteen tracks is also playing HERE.

Break The Clasp will see release through The Compound and Battleground Records via digital download and 6-panel digipak November 25th, and a deluxe 180-gram double LP in February 2015 as the band begins touring throughout North America. CD preorders are now available via Earsplit Distro HERE, and digital preorders via BandCamp will be made available on Halloween.

Performing under their original moniker, LAE-TSEU, the outfit now known as LAE impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie circuits in the apocalypse-ready Y2K era of the mid 1990s. In mid-2013, the band went through an incredible rebirth, completely re-envisioning their original songs with new life knowledge and a ravenous hunger to make them better than ever. To capture this soundtrack, the band contracted Steve Austin (Today Is The Day), flying him and an arsenal of gear from his Austin Enterprises from Maine to record in Ablasou’s wood shop, utilizing acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, saws, multiple electric organs and pianos and more to capture their long-awaited full-length, fully recorded on an arsenal of vintage analog equipment. However, during the recording process, Austin ended up performing lead vocals to the entire album in addition to other musical contributions. Mastered at Austin Enterprises and enshrouded with artwork by Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair, Gold Standard Laboratories label), LAE’s Break The Clasp will finally see release. Encompassing nearly fifty-three minutes of unearthly, heartbreaking, psychedelic audio artistry, while fans of Three Mile Pilot, Swans, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Slint, Shellac and more will be instantly hooked by these tales of love, devotion and loss, Break The Clasp is an incredible experience, the record unfathomably original and unlike anything you’ll experience this year.

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ATRIARCH: Pitchfork Streams New LP From Death/Doom Alchemists In Its Entirety

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

With the release of An Unending Pathway, the haunting new long player from Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists, ATRIARCH, now less than a week away, today Pitchfork is streaming the record in its entirety.

Tracked at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engineered and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, An Unending Pathway boasts seven cataclysmic soundscapes made of  cryptic atmospheres and droning floods of ritualistic sludge. Offering true purification through sonic ritual, ATRIARCH’s third full-length fuses all the prime tenets of death rock, doom, black metal, post punk and psychedelic drone/noise, into something that is at once tempting and petrifying.

Cvlt Nation applauds the outfit’s, “arresting and welcome combination of doom metal, death rock, black metal, and Mid Eastern-influenced darkwave sound,” Noisey notes, “There’s a lurching, ritualistic feel to the proceedings, and a dire hopelessness in the vocals that doesn’t let up for a moment. It’s death rock that ODs on death… The end result is as dark and eerily atmospheric as an abandoned graveyard at midnight,” while Sea Of Tranquility commends, “An Unending Pathway is so out there at times that it’s almost puzzling. For some, this melting pot of sounds, mixed with the frightening tone of much of the album, is going to be very unsettling….” Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. In a 4/5 rating, Metal Riot elaborates, “‘Collapse’ breathes with terrific shifting drums Moonspell or The Cult fans could appreciate equally. There is a deranged charm to the vocal and unity in this song that owns the feeling coveted. Marching drums ring in ‘Revenant,’ a more interesting song that bridges military black metal and noise rock influences with some tortured screams before drooping into a death shuffle. The patience of the slow bass line and sustained notes paired with sudden bursts of black metal drumming is worth the whole record alone.” Adds Metal Storm in an 8.5/10 score, “If the third album of a band’s discography is typically held as the ‘make it or break it.’ point, these guys not only break through the wall, they pummel it into dust.”

Experience An Unending Pathway in full courtesy of Pitchfork at THIS LOCATION.

ATRIARCH will bring their audio extractions to the stage this November on a West Coast run of live rituals. Scheduled to commence November 7th in Seattle, the band will traumatize thirteen cities through November 21st with an included record release show with labelmates Usnea. See confirmed shows below.

ATRIARCH West Coast Tour 2014:
11/07/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
11/08/2014 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
11/10/2014 Slabtown Records – Portland, OR Release Show w/ Usnea, Muscle, Marrow
11/12/2014 Wandering Goat– Eugene, OR
11/13/2014 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
11/14/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit
11/15/2014 Black Castle – Los Angeles, CA w/ Cough, Invdrs, Sorxe
11/16/2014 Tower – San Diego, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/17/2014 Sweet Springs – Santa Barbara, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/18/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Plague Widow
11/20/2014 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
11/21/2014 Wisp House – Salem, OR

ATRIARCH’s An Unending Pathway will be released via Relapse Records on October 27th, 2014. Preorder the record on CD HERE, via iTunes (which includes an instant download of “Collapse”) HERE or via BandCamp HERE.


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EMIT: Obscure UK Ambient/Black Metal Entity Releases Track Through Ghost Cult Magazine

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In one week, extreme underworld noise specialist outfit, Crucial Blast, will unveil the worldwide edition of the out-of-print Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by UK black/ambient outfit, EMIT, and through the help of Ghost Cult Magazine, another sordid tale from the album has been posted as evidence of the album’s utter creepiness.

As with EMIT’s previous output, the ten movements on Spectre Music Of An Antiquary are lyrically more focused on the occult lore and hidden history of the British isles rather than simply uttering Satanic shock value clichés, an element which heightens the curiosity level of unsuspecting listeners and adds a completely innate, sinister vibe to the entire set of tales. Alongside its eight chapter, “Earthwork Misthill,”

Ghost Cult reports of its research on the record, “This album is essential for those who delve into the bleak, ambient past of black metal, thick with atmospherics. This release was so limited and rare in its initial pressing that this re-issue will see the music seep into the psyche of fervent fans for the first time ever, in many cases. ‘Earthwork Misthill’ is creepy as hell, but like all of EMIT’s output, never feels contrived.”

As your shovel strikes bone, let the ambient wrath of “Earthwork Misthill” be the soundtrack for your nocturnal occultation; LISTEN HERE.

Following several years of unavailability, Crucial Blast will reissue Spectre Music Of An Antiquary next Tuesday, October 28th, the six-panel digipak featuring evocative, all-new artwork. Preorders for the disc and digital versions are posted HERE.

The latest album of murky graveyard ambiance, deranged synth, phantasmic dread and ritualistic black drift from this cult UK outfit, their first in nearly ten years is surrealistic, spectral music and nocturnal delirium transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain, like some twisted, eldritch fusion of Fabio Frizzi, In Umbra Malitiae Ambulabo-era Abruptum, and 80’s darkwave. Initially released as an extremely limited cassette on Glorious North, Spectre Music Of An Antiquary presents the first new material from EMIT in over five years, a full-length collection of murky ambiance, deranged ‘80s style synth, ritualistic black drift, and stranger sounds forays into black noise. This British outfit has been creating their unique brand of experimental blackened delirium since the late ‘90s, branching out of a low-fi UK black metal band called Ante Cryst, yet with EMIT, the members began to explore a creepy, synth-heavy sound that was unmistakably descended from black metal but supremely more deformed, combining harsh electronic noise, horror-movie soundtrack atmospherics, droning keyboards, wrecked and fractured black metal guitars, and bizarre vocals that would often push their music into a strange realm of hallucinatory, ghastly psychedelia. On Spectre, though, EMIT’s sound has morphed into something that more resembles some mutated, primitive ‘80s darkwave being completely taken over by malevolent spirits, with eerie electronic drones and distant moaning vocals often taking over.

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THE CUTTHROATS 9: Western US November Tour With ÆGES Confirmed

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

San Francisco noise rock trio, THE CUTTHROATS 9, has confirmed the next phase of touring in support of their newly-released Dissent LP. Following a West Coast run with Black Cobra and Wizard Rifle in May, the outfit will now head further east on the new tour, as they infiltrate the western half of the United States through the first two weeks of November. The tour will hit the Southwest, Gulf Coast and up through the Midwest and then return to several main cities on the West Coast once again. Direct support for THE CUTTHROATS 9 on the entire trek will come from ÆGES.

THE CUTTHROATS 9 w/ ÆGES:
11/01/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ
11/02/2014 Moonlight – Albuquerque, NM
11/03/20014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/05/2014 Super Happy Funland – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/10/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/11/2014 Shredder – Boise, ID
11/12/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
11/13/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
11/14/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2014 Winters Tavern – Pacifica, CA
11/16/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

Following almost a decade of silence since their initial reign, this past June THE CUTTHROATS 9 released their highly-anticipated second album, Dissent. The album was released on CD via Reptilian Records, and on LP and digital release via Lamb Unlimited, the new label spawned by Alan Schneider of No More Records and the band’s own guitarist/vocalist, Chris Spencer, also of infamous noise metal outfit, Unsane, Celan and others. Dissent was recorded and mixed at Louder Studios with producer Tim Green (Melvins, Bikini Kill, Dystopia, The Fucking Champs, Wolves In The Throne Room) where the band recorded their 2000-released self-titled debut LP, bringing everything full-circle fifteen years later. With seven brand new tracks, Spencer’s signature vocals and riffage are here backed by low end from bassist Tony Baumeister (-16-, Aeges) and the percussion of returning drummer Will Carroll (Old Granddad, Death Angel).

Stream all of Dissent via Lamb Unlimited where you can order the LP, HERE, and place CD orders via Reptilian HERE.

“…the trio has returned with a compelling new slab of swaggering low-end abuse and tactical distortion… a bassy, bluesy, almost plaintive slice of audible paranoia.” – Noisey

“…Dissent, takes the dissonant, minor-key approach to slide guitar and harmonica and incorporates it into a sound that’s absolutely punishing.” – East Bay Express

“…this is the best CT9 record… There is a looseness here that doesn’t really shine through on the Unsane records, and the slide guitar sounds more like a slide through gravel. 8/10″ – Decibel

“While Unsane is focused on blood and gore, The Cutthroats 9 are focused on ugliness. The Western-inspired slide guitars and blues vibe, combined with the noisy bass lines and vile guitars, creates a dirty atmosphere that would be sinister if it weren’t so catchy. 8/10″ – American Aftermath

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BARING TEETH: Sophomore Album From Texas Experimental Death Metal Unit To See November Release Via Willowtip Records; Teaser Track Posted

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Dallas, Texas-based avant/tech death metal trio, BARING TEETH, is preparing for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 debut album, Atrophy, with the mangling Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins confirmed to drop via Willowtip Records in late November.

Previously known as Soviet, BARING TEETH is an act formed by three musicians having collectively spent time playing in a plethora of acts including Cleric, Between The Buried And Me, Broadcast Sea and others. Following their initial demo, Willowtip signed the band for the 2011 release of their debut album, Atrophy. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins shows BARING TEETH sharpening its attack, the unsettled aggression of previous material heightened to a manic, primal belligerence. Immersive, hypnotic, and haunting, the album melds seemingly opposing characteristics — streamlined songwriting and dizzying technicality, ambience and brute force, density and angularity, order and chaos — into a fully realized, cohesive listening experience. Without sacrificing originality, the groundwork of Meshuggah and Gorguts gives in to modern and gritty dissonance where one may at times be reminded of everything from the technical intensity of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Flourishing, to the ominous realms of Deathspell Omega and Ulcerate. Comparative compliments aside, the band’s music continually applies and releases tension, while continually spiraling into a tension-infused amalgamation of chaotic but ultimately natural and captivating experimental death metal.

Recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans), Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins takes the extremes of BARING TEETH’s debut to new levels while showcasing a singular vision: no compromise, no respite.

Willowtip Records will release Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins on November 25th. For now, the album’s cover art by Calvin Sprague and preorders are posted RIGHT HERE. You can also sample “Mountain” at the Willowtip BandCamp page HERE.

BARING TEETH:
Scott Addison – bass/vocals
Jason Roe – drums
Andrew Hawkins – guitars/vocals

Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins Track Listng:
1. An Illusion Of Multiple Voices
2. Mountain
3. Visitant
4. The Great Unwashed
5. Terra Nullius
6. Dripping Sun
7. The Unwilling
8. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins

Stand by for review copies of Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins. For coverage of BARING TEETH, worldwide, please contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Seventh Rule Releases Seminal Drone Machines Full-Length On Limited Edition Double LP – Seventh Rule Recordings is very pleased to issue AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s Drone Machines as a double LP. [More…]

DISCORD: New Jersey Death Trio Unleashes Debut EP Via Bandcamp – New Jersey-based modern death metal trio, DISCORD, has just self-released their debut recordings in the form of their Pale Death EP, which is available now via Bandcamp. [More…]

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Premieres TODAY At Metal Injection – Beginning today and basically threatening to melt your goddamn computer every Tuesday through November 11th comes Metal Grasshopper, a new web series in which comedian Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). [More…]

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 6 – In the sixth episode of the NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan. [More…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Misfits To Unleash Strange Waste EP Via Housecore This November; Live Takeover To Commence This Week – Michigan punk/metal misfits, CHILD BITE, are pleased to unleash the noxious fruits of their Strange Waste EP later this Fall via Housecore Records. [More…]

WORMWOOD: Self-Titled LP Now Playing At Noisey/Vice Magazine – Vice Magazine’s prevailing music channel, Noisey, has today unleashed one of the year’s most extreme doom/sludge albums, by streaming the entire self-titled debut LP from WORMWOOD. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Tour With Fantasy Panther Begins With II Record Release Show This Friday – This week, DIE CHOKING embarks on their headlining ten-city tour, beginning with their hometown record release show this week. [More…]

UFOMAMMUT: XV Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Out Now; Video For “Zerosette” Released – XV The DVD documenting the fifteen years of UFOMAMMUT’s intense lifespan to date, is out now on the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records, and in celebration, the band has posted a special video which was created for the track “Zerosette,” hailing from their 2000-released debut LP, Godlike Snake. [More…]

XIBALBA Completes Third LP For Early 2015 Release Through Southern Lord – Pomona, California’s unstoppable XIBALBA has completed tracking their third LP, and are wrapping up the final elements in order to unleash their most monstrous recordings yet in early 2015, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH Drops New Ode Of Acrimony At Noisey; Desideratum Release Day Looms – Noisey spews forth a new ode of acrimony from the UK’s favorite extreme metal miscreants, ANAAL NATHRAKH. [More…]

OBLITERATIONS: Poison Everything Out Now; West Coast North American Tour With Baptists & Torch Runner Begins TonightPoison Everything, the debut full-length from destructive Southern California hardcore punks, OBLITERATIONS, is out now on Southern Lord, and in celebration of its release, the band will take to the streets on a massive tour run through the rest of the year, beginning with their West Coast North American tour, tonight. [More…]

MAMMOTH GRINDER Confirms US Tour With Cannabis Corpse & Inanimate Existence; 20 Buck Spin To Repress Underworlds & Extinction Of Humanity LPs – Austin-based hardcore/death crossover outfit, MAMMOTH GRINDER, has confirmed a three-week tour late this fall, joining Santa Cruz progressive death metal outfit, Inanimate Existence as support for Richmond’s bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. [More…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Bringers To Release New EP This December; Live Rituals Announced – Denver doom bringers, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will unleash a brand new slab of slow-roasted audio disease this Winter titled Merging In Light. [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Third Album From Swedish Cosmic Instrumental Act Now Playing At The Sleeping ShamanOnce There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, the expansive, fully-analog, third full-length opus from Swedish instrumental act, MY BROTHER THE WIND, is now playing at The Sleeping Shaman in celebration of its official release this week. [More…]

GOATWHORE Releases “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed” Video – Louisiana’s favorite blackened thrash goliaths, GOATWHORE, have launched a brand new music video for the track “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed.” [More…]

COWARDS Tracking Sophomore LP; Album To See Release In January – Paris’s most wretched sludge metal heathens, COWARDS — uniting current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Hellbats and more —  have been locked into the studio over recent weeks, the band completely immersed in the process of creating their second full-length release. [More…]

NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted – Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically-lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year. [More…]

ATRIARCH: Atmospheric Death/Doom Conjurers Unleash New Psalm Of Sickness At Noisey; An Unending Pathway Release Day LoomsAn Unending Pathway is the forthcoming new full-length from Pacific Northwest death/doom conjurors, ATRIARCH. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Lugal Ki En Out Now Via Unique Leader Records; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Next WeekRINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, boundary-destroying third full-length, Lugal Ki En, has officially infiltrated the population and is now available worldwide through Unique Leader Records. [More…]

ANATOMY OF HABIT: Post-Metal/Noise Rock Collective Unveils “Radiate And Recede” Via Heathen HarvestCiphers + Axioms is the forthcoming full-length from Chicago post-metal/noise rock collective, ANATOMY OF HABIT. [More…]

FORESEEN HKI Deploys “Market Target” Via Noisey; Volatile Debut Album Drives Label To Advance North American Street Date; European Savagery 2014 Underway – Following initial reports of when 20 Buck Spin will be releasing FORESEEN HKI’s Helsinki Savagery in late in November, the album was just too unstable and uncontainable to keep under wraps that long, forcing the label to push the street date forward two weeks. [More…]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Metal Goliaths Stream Cobra Verde Title Track Via GunShyAssassin – Italian death metal juggernauts, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, are pleased to unveil the title track of their forthcoming crushing new full-length, Cobre Verde. [More…]

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Seventh Rule Releases Seminal Drone Machines Full-Length On Limited Edition Double LP

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Seventh Rule Recordings is very pleased to issue AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s Drone Machines as a double LP. Initially released in 2010, Drone Machines stands among AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s heaviest outputs to date. Available for the first time ever on wax, the vinyl edition is beautifully packaged in a heavy gatefold and comes in two color variants: a limited edition/mailorder only version (limited to 100 copies) with LP 1 on silver with black and goldsplatter and LP 2 on silver with black and swamp green splatter or standard high fidelity black vinyl. Both versions come accompanied by a download card for the digitally astute.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER is an industrial doom metal, one-man project featuring Tristan Shone who employs primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers he encounters through engineering work and sound machine fabrication. The fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. This interaction involves a certain level of continuous intimacy with material and mechanical motion, where a bond is formed enabling an honest incorporation into a sound device and performance; the core of AUTHOR & PUNISHER. What started out as the design of his Master’s thesis at the University of California, San Diego, the drone machines soon become the subject matter of Shone’s crushing seventy-minute third opus, fitting dubbed Drone Machines.

In related news, Shone will bring his cacophonous manifestations streets again this weekend waging his punishing sonic decompositions upon Southwest Terror Fest attendees in Tucson. Next week Shone will appear at Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin with future enactments in December in their plotting stages.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
10/18/2014 Southwest Terror Fest – Tucson, AZ w/ Neurosis, The Body, Sunn O))), Goatsnake, more…
10/23-10/26 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX w/ Neurosis, Eyehategod, Corrections House, Cattle Decapitation, more

Order Drone Machines TODAY via Seventh Rule at THIS LOCATION.

“The swirling, almost psychedelic effect this produces stands juxtaposed to the pounding, clanking riffs that keep time on this album, like the relentless march of a Terminator army and feel as bleak and post-apocalyptic as a William Gibson novel…” – The Sleeping Shaman


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